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tv   Fox 5 News at 11  FOX  August 22, 2010 11:00pm-11:15pm EDT

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[ cheers and applause ] >> 283 feet. . [ cheers and applause ] >> get your name in the world record. it feels great. >> nice job. but that was not the end of the thrills today. after he popped the record smashing wheelie on one knee he popped the question to his girlfriend. he's happy to see she said yes. the news at 11:00 starts right now. >> this is fox 5 news edge at 11:00. we begin tonight with a tragedy on the potomac. a 3-year-old boy drowned today on a fishing trip with his family. fox 5 audrey barnes starts us off tonight. >> reporter: a fishing pole was resting on a rock is an ugly reminder of what happened at the
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water's edge. a dad was fishing with his 3-year-old son there when the child ended up in the water. >> obviously the river is a dangerous place and we ask people stay out of the river because it is treacherous and sometimes it's a lot more treacherous than it looks. >> reporter: the rescue response was quick. u.s. park police, arlington fire and the dc harbor patrol teamed up for the effort. a first responder pulled the young boy from the river but he could not be revived. >> it's just a tragedy. a family lost their 3-year-old son. >> reporter: with three drownings here in less than two years, law enforcement plans to ramp up its enforcement campaign about the dangers of the river stressing the importance of life vests, whether you're in a boat or on the shore. >> the positive we can take from this is it's going to reinvigorate our effort to try to prevent this type of thing from happening anymore. >> reporter: police are reminding everyone that it's
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illegal to swim or wade in the potomac river. they plan to post signs in multiple languages so more people can get this life saving information. audrey barnes, fox 5 news. >> today's drowning is the third so far this year. last year there were six. the five years before that, no one died in the potomac river. the search is on tonight for a killer. 31-year-old neil godleski was gunned down overnight on sherman circle in northwest. neighbors say they woke up when the lights and sirens flooded their neighborhood, and according to witnesses, it looks like dc police were very interested in an object laying on the ground just a few yards from the scene. >> i asked the police officer and she says there was a bicycle there and that someone on a bicycle had been shot. >> this is a very transient section coming from george avenue across. a lot of people come in and out from here. >> no word yet on a possible motive for the attack. police are hoping anyone with information will come forward. a car crash in southeast
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washington has left a man with burns to his body and two police officers hurt. it happened early this morning on alabama avenue here at 23rd street. police say the man was speeding when he hit two parked cars and flipped over. his car then caught on fire. the two heroic officers were hurt while they were pulling him out of the wreckage. they're expected to be okay. a montgomery county police officer has been indicted on an assault charge following an arrest that left a teenager with a cut to his head. officer george saddest arrested the teen march 3rd while responding to a call about graffiti in silver spring. they found the boy's injury was caused by the off er's baton -- officer's baton. metro transit police will be out in full force to make sure people on the metro will get to and from safely. we have details on what is changing. >> reporter: tomorrow as school gets under way in the district, there are going to be more officers escorting students to and from school. in fact, you're going to be
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seeing more metro transit police riding trains tomorrow and throughout the week to basically keep an eye out for rowdy kids who may be causing problems. this all comes after two high profile cases, including fights by juveniles on metro trains. tonight we spoke to a parent of a high school student who is pleased about more officers riding with students tomorrow. she says in the past her daughter has witnessed a number of crimes going to and from school. >> people were throwing egg bombs. having knives and threatening people or throwing people's stuff off the train. >> reporter: in addition to riding trains tomorrow, metro police also plan to go to the schools and educate students and their parents on the appropriate behavior when they ride the train. in northwest, matt acklin, fox 5 news. heads up if you drive over the 14th street bridge, you're going to find a new traffic pattern. that means shorter distances.
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three lanes will be routed to the right of the construction barrier so be sure to pay attention. an emmy journalist died suddenly saturday morning. harold dow spent nearly everything including the 9/11 attacks. he was the first person to interview oj simpson after his ex-wife was murdered. a cause of death has not been released. we are everywhere at 11:00 with a crash landing that could have been a whole lot worse. the pilot had to make an emergency landing and wound up on a driveway. one of the cars totaled but the pilot walked away with just scrapes. 33 miners trapped underground in chile for 17 days are alive. amazing news delivered via a note written by one of the
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miners and attached to a probe. there were a shelter but the air and water should only last a couple of days. rescuers say it could take until christmas to dig them all out. the search continues for a missing van gogh painting stolen from a museum in egypt. egypt's cultural minister retracted the claim it was returned. poppy flowers. the prize isn't nearly that grand but these two decided to race just for the fun of it. as you can see, these aren't the usual racing boats we're talking about. we're going to dive a little deeper on the boats here. >> we had a little bit of wet weather today. a little sunshine. a few storms as well. but things are changing as we move into the work week. i'm going to have the details on what you can expect and what you might like about the week ahead. stay with us. we'll be right back after the
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well, a mixed bag of weather today. some of you saw a little sunshine, clouds, and some of you got a few sprinkles, even a few storms that roared through. we had a frontal system moving its way through and ahead of it and along of it we saw plenty of rainfall and some storms. so you can see the wide swath of rain pushing its way off to the northeast and behind it we're dealing with a few light scattered showers over areas of parts of west virginia and southern maryland. things are definitely improving. during the course of today, temperatures reached into the upper 80s. 88-degree at national airport. the same at dulles.
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we hit 87 degrees at baltimore. this hour it's still fairly warm outside. 78 at dc. we have 74 at baltimore. 76 at dulles and 73 degrees at frederick. 75 to the south at fredericksburg. we're going to see the humidity finally take a drop as we move through into tomorrow, and that is going to be a very, very welcome thing to happen. ridge apply pressure well to the north of us but this is going to be the weather maker. we've had the frontal system slowly moving through. the low pressure is going to sit here for the next couple of days and we have a chance of showers in the afternoon for your monday. same story into tuesday. so you might want to keep the umbrella pretty handy. after that we're going to get a little break and by the time we move into the later part of the week, we're going to be back to some sunshine. it will be very welcome and dryer conditions. and as we take a look at what is happening down to the south, we have a tropical system to talk about. tropical storm danielle. that is actually just to the west of the islands. it is actually moving its way to
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the north, northwest at about 12 miles an hour. expected to increase in speed tonight and then gradually start to slowly strengthen. we're going to keep an eye on it. the fourth tropical storm of the season. here is a look at the planner. by mid days we'll see partly cloudy skies at 80. temperature dropping and improvement by the time we hit the end of the week. will. >> we're hoping for a good weekend. thanks. we're taking the edge off tonight with a race like no other hitting the water in florida's key largo. take a look. it's known as the anything that floats race. it kind of looks like it. and that's because everything you see to the finish line is homemade. literally made of anything that might keep the contestants afloat. it's a half mile course. this year's winner, a boat made of a kiddy pool and empty plastic cans. the redskins making
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headlines today after their second pre-season game and once again big al, albert haynesworth, is at the center of the drama. dave ross has more what's coming up your way on sports extra. this is capital d. >> a story that will not go away. yes, albert haynesworth sounds off. his head coach retorts. chris russell will join me live. we'll talk about all of that. plus what does it mean to albert haynesworth. >> impressive. you've got that word down. >> i've nailed it six times tonight. >> he has. that does it for us. but we are always on. look for us on air and online. my fox dc.com. keep it right here with sports extra two minutes away. >> so, ah, your seat good?
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got the mirrors all adjusted? you can see everything ok? just stay off the freeways, all right? i don't want you going out on those yet. and leave your phone in your purse, i don't want you texting. >> daddy... ok! ok, here you go. be careful. >> thanks dad. >> and call me--but not while you're driving. we knew this day was coming.
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